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Emergency Management

Each of the mega-cities on our planet has a unique set of problems related to security, energy, water, nutrition, economics, and the environment. An understanding of these problems allows us to better evaluate vulnerabilities related to the hazards of natural events such as a hurricane or the unnatural event of a terrorist attack. The sheer size of mega-cities inherently increases the scope of any potential crisis and necessary tools must be developed for urban survival.

For cities to be safe and sustainable, we must implement long-range urban planning and risk assessment tools and not rely on reactive decision making. The tools should be based on an accurate assessment of the inter-relationships of the many complex processes that occur in the urban environment.